Sunday, 23 July 2017

Kenyan patrol boat KNS Shujaa (P3130) 1997-

Vlissingen-Oost, Netherlands 21 July 2017

Of the Shujaa-class consisting of the Shujaa and Shupavu, built at the Construnaves-CNE, Gondan, Spain 1996-1997 using a civil design and commissioned within the Kenyan navy in 1998. Fitted out in Kenya with an armament consisting of 1-7,6cm 62 cal Oto-Breda super rapid gun and 1-20cm 90cal Oerlikon anti aircraft gun. Arrived on 1 December 2016 on board of the German general cargo ship Amoenitas in Vlissingen, Netherlands to be refitted by Damen Shiprepair including a new bridge. As a research and survey vessel IMO 9133123. Gross tonnage 66 tons, summer deadweight 144 tons, displacement 480 tons (full load) and as dimensions 58,0 x 8,2 x 2,8 metres. Speed 2 knots. Ordered in March 1997 to be used for offshore patrol duties. Crew numbers 24 men.